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Funding Streams

The Isle of Man’s International Development annual budget stands at £2.4 million per year. This is distributed via five different funding streams.

Disaster and Emergency Relief - £600,000 per year

This budget is reserved for Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Live Appeals. Appeals are made as and when necessary and focus on one specific disaster related situation.

More information on Disaster and Emergency Relief

International Development Partnerships - £1.2 million per year (£2.4 million per two-year funding cycle)

Two-year partnerships with a small number of respected and recognised international charities, registered in either the Isle of Man or the United Kingdom. Funding provided will be used for international development projects which meet the international development policy objectives agreed by the Council of Ministers.

More information on International Development Partnerships

Small Grants - £270,000 per year (£540,000 per two-year funding cycle)

Small Grants are for projects delivered by Isle of Man registered charities over a period of two years. Any project funded will be required to meet the international development policy objectives agreed by the Council of Ministers.

More information on Small Grants

Global Development Education and Awareness Grant - £30,000 per year

This grant will be awarded on an annual basis to an Isle of Man registered charity, or group of charities working together, to deliver global development education and raise awareness of international development issues on the Island. The successful charity/charities will also provide strategic advice to the Cabinet Office Political Group on international development matters.

More information on the Global Development Education and Awareness Grant

Small Countries Financial Management Programme (SCFMP) - £300,000 per year

The SCFMP’s purpose is to contribute to the growth and prosperity of small countries through capacity building in the government financial sector of small developing countries. The Programme facilitates networking and sharing of best practice among officials regarding financial management and regulatory issues, specific to small developing countries.

More information on the Small Countries Financial Management Programme.

Prior to implementing the International Development Partnerships budget in April 2018, the Council of Ministers has agreed to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through a one-off donation of £973,000 to provide aid and humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries.

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